T.I. is being sued by an audio engineer who claims he was beaten and held hostage for 12 hours by one of the rapper's employees, who was searching for a missing necklace.
Norris Gresham, who is employed at Echo Studios, claims he was attacked on September 8th by a variety of men associated with Grand Hustle, including Killer Mike aka Mike Bigga, rapper Spodee, Mac Boney and Cortez "C Rod" Thomas, who was with T.I. when he was arrested in Los Angeles a few weeks prior to this altercation.
Although T.I. was not in the recording studio when the assault took place, Gresham claims that the rapper was aware the assault was taking place because he was sent emails, text messages and videos of the incident as it unfolded.
Gresham says that Killer Mike lost a diamond encrusted necklace and pendant, resulting in the the 12-hour-ordeal.
When the necklace and medallion were found hidden in the ceiling, Spodee allegedly produced a gun and threatened to Kill Gresham.
Instead of shooting him, Gresham was pushed down stairs and beaten, resulting in two of his teeth being knocked out.
Video of the assault was allegedly sent to T.I., "who did nothing to stop the attack," the complaint reads.
T.I. started an 11 month prison sentence in November, for violating the terms of his probation, after he was arrested with his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and C-Rod in Los Angeles, in possession of ecstasy.
Here is the album cover for Keri Hilson’s much anticipated sophomore album No Boys Allowed, which will hit stores December 21st via Interscope Records. The set is preceded by singles “Breaking Point,” and “Pretty Girl Rock”. You should also expect to see the mini movie video for her 3rd single “The Way You Love Me,” featuring Rick Ross very soon.
If returning to prison wasn’t bad enough for T.I., his probation requirements will make it even harder. TMZ has obtained court documents that list the things the rapper is barred from doin’ following his release next year.
1. Drive a motor vehicle
2. Leave the Northern District of Georgia — Atlanta, Gainesville, Rome and Newnan — unless he can prove it’s for “verified employment within the United States.” (he can’t leave the country)
3. Leave northern Georgia for more than seven calendar days per month or for more than seven days in a row.
4. Own any firearm, dangerous weapon, or other destructive device, and must participate in a drug/alcohol testing and treatment program.